Gregg Allman's best-selling memoir My Cross to Bear will get the silver screen treatment. Filmmakers Randall Miller and Jody Savin will turn the book into a screenplay and then Miller will direct the film.
"We knew it was a great story, but didn't know how great it was until we read the book," said Miller. "That journey and coming out the other side is not the normal falling-into-hell story that rock and roll often is."
Along with being the frontman for the Allman Brothers, one of the most important Southern rock bands of the 1970s, the 64-year-old musician has been followed by tragedy, losing his brother and bandmate, Duane Allman, and bassist Berry Oakley to motorcycle crashes. Allman also saw two ex-girlfriends commit suicide after he broke up with them.
Allman and his manager, Michael Lehman, will serve as executive producers on the project.
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